Programme Coordinator- Education , Turkey

from Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 30 Oct 2019

About the role: This is a 12 month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Sanliurfa, Turkey with an annual salary of Band 4 €40,003 - €44,449.

You will report to the Programme Director and will line manage the Education Managers, and functionally manage other Education staff in Turkey. You will work closely with all Concern staff, external actors (peer agencies, working groups, clusters and other forums), relevant government agencies, partners & donor staff.

We would like you to start as soon as possible.

Your purpose: You will be responsible for representing Concern Turkey Education Programme at relevant forums and manage the implementation of Concern’s Education programme in Turkey in line with organizational strategies, policies and procedures and in conjunction with project managers, peer agencies, partners, local and national authorities and donors. You are a member of the Extended Management Team and will provide leadership in the development and management of Education programme in accordance with organizational policies and the Country Strategic Plan.

You will be responsible for:

Programme Coordination:

  • Coordinate the planning, quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all components of the education programme within the agreed budgets, timeframes and donor guidelines & requirements.
  • Liaise with other INGOs, LNGOs government authorities, UN agencies, UN led working groups and other relevant stakeholders for effective representation, coordination, cooperation and communication.
  • Identify the local needs/ issues and recommend appropriate adjustments to planned interventions.
  • Analyse and resolve issues that have the potential to jeopardize performance and/or ability to meet agreed upon programme deliverables
  • Provide technical support to the programme team and source external support where needed.
  • Ensure the monitoring and evaluation plans become an integral part of programming and are adequately implemented to measure the impact of programme interventions
  • Ensure that DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) and PEER (Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response) are an integral part of all programming
  • Ensure that the application of Core Humanitarian Standard – minimum standard – is applied in the set up phase of the response and throughout the programme cycle
  • Brief Programme Director and CD on programmes and situational context on a regular basis
  • Assist the Programme Director with the design and development of project concept papers and their budgets and participate and contribute to current and future proposal writing initiatives
  • Liaise with local offices of donors as guided by Programme Director or CD
  • Ensure all Concern policies, Concern Code of Conduct and its associated policies are adhered to by staff and local partners e.g. Programme Participant Protection Policy, Equality, Anti-Fraud Policy and Accountability Commitments
  • Ensure effective M&E systems are in place that would accurately measure results
  • Ensure programme implementation team document and share lessons learned and good practices.
  • Ensure M&E is incorporated into all programme plans
  • Undertake additional tasks as mutually agreed with the Programme Director and CD.

Financial Management:

  • Ensure timely and accurate budgets preparation, monitoring and revisions of projects
  • Ensure that project expenditure is in line with finance policies and procedures and efficient use of project resources.
  • As the budget holder for education grants, oversee budgets and financial management by ensuring that all implementation teams have updated spending plans and track spending closely.
  • Oversee grants compliance to ensure the best use of resources and work closely with finance teams to ensure timely submission of financial and narrative reports to donors.

Team Management

  • Work with the team to ensure that all activities are implemented effectively
  • Ensure full compliance with the county security plan and policies
  • Ensure that Objectives are agreed and that PDR - Performance Development Reviews are completed for all staff
  • Capacity building of national project staff and partners with updated on training materials and technical knowhow.

Other Duties

  • Participate in the development & implementation of Education strategy and the Country’s Strategic Plan
  • Any other related assignments
  • Adhering fully to the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies, including the respect of confidentiality
  • Reporting to the Country Director any violations of the Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Relevant Master’s degree in Education, Development or related subject
  • 2-3 years’ experience of designing/managing field based education and integrated programmes, preferably in an international NGO
  • Previous experience of implementing and designing ECHO, BPRM and UNHCR funded projects.
  • A proven record of effective project and people management.
  • Experience of working in challenging, insecure areas and willingness to work and live in a remote environment
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East
  • Previous experience of working through partners and providing capacity-building support to partners.
  • Relevant experience in supervising, managing/coaching and training others
  • Experience in dealing with local authorities, national and international NGOs/UN agencies
  • Familiarity and knowledge of finance, logistics and administration
  • Experience of monitoring and reporting of budgets across a programme and ensuring effective and accountable use of funds
  • Computer literate and sound knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Excellent English Language skills, knowledge of Turkish and/or Arabic is desirable
  • Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive, ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines;
  • Empathy with Concern’s mission, vision and goals, and our target group

We would also like:

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Good team worker
  • Good Communication and negotiation skills
  • A good understanding of computer applications i.e. Microsoft word, Excel, communications systems and basic trouble shooting skills.
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation
  • Good training / capacity building skills
  • Proven organization, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and lead diverse teams
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment
How to apply:

All applications should be submitted through our website at by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

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Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

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